Known as the Permanent Residence Permit (PRP), this programme is for expatriates seeking to work and live freely in Mauritius and make it their second home.
It is a 20-year residency, open to investors, retirees, professionals, self-employed entrepreneurs, and their family.
This may be obtained under different conditions and is renewable for another 20 years, provided the residency requirements have been fulfilled.
Having held residency for at least 3 years of residency with the following criteria being satisfied:
- achieving an annual gross income of at least MUR 15 million for 3 consecutive years preceding the application for the Permanent Residence Permit application
- achieving an aggregate turnover of MUR 45 million for any consecutive period of 3 years preceding the Permanent Residence Permit application.
- Retired Non-Citizen
- transferringat least USD 54,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency during the 3 years preceding the Permanent residency application.
- receiving a monthly basic salary of at least MUR 150,000 for 3 consecutive years preceding the Permanent residency application.
- achieving an annual business income of at least MUR 3 million for 3 consecutive years, immediately preceding the Permanent residency application.c
Note: A non-citizen holding an OP/RP for at least 3 years and whose OP/RP is valid on 1 September 2020 is eligible for a 20-year PRP. The eligibility conditions will be that of OP/RP criteria for renewal.
Immigration policies in Mauritius strongly promote family reunion/reunification. Dependents, comprising the spouse, common law partner of the opposite sex, children and parents are eligible for a permanent residence permit.
Applying for an Occupation Permit or a Residence Permit by Retirees on the National E-Licensing System (NELS) is free of charge. In addition, the Economic Development Board does not charge any fees for processing of applications for these permits. Only successful applicants are required to pay the statutory permit fees, as prescribed by law, to the Government of Mauritius.
To apply for the residency
An application should be made to the Residence Permit Section, Prime Minister’s Office (Defence and Home Affairs Division), 4th Floor, New Government Centre, Port Louis.